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  1. Different Types of Fence Barricades and Barriers

    Fence barriers are a great method to control crowds in heavy foot traffic areas, and are a common staple around stadiums, parades, street festivals, concerts and other high traffic outdoor areas and events. They’re a durable and strong solution that makes it easy to create a continuous barrier over  large areas.

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  2. VARIATIONS ON A THEME: THE TRAFFIC SAFETY CONE

    We’ve previously discussed how retractable belt barriers have many variations beyond the typical stanchion post. This time, we’ll be taking on another staple of the crowd and traffic control pantheon: the traffic safety cone. Everyone knows the safety cone: triangular, orange (sometime green), marks hazards and other areas of concern. Traffic cones are highly visible, easily transportable markers that help identify areas where people and vehicles will want to exercise caution. That’s pretty much it, right? Not so fast. There are some neat variations on the traffic safety cone out there. Let’s take a look at them and broaden your traffic cone horizons.

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  3. HOW TO MAKE WAITING IN LINE INTERESTING

    So, you've got customers waiting in line to buy some stuff right? Why not sell them some more stuff? Or at least keep them entertained for that soul-sucking slog through the dreaded line (or queue, if you're British and like your words to have repeated "ue"s). Maybe people are just gonna whip out their smartphones and play Snake or Pong or Angry Potatoes or whatever the kids are into these days...BUT MAYBE NOT! Maybe, you can give them things to do while they stand there waiting for their turn. How about it? Let's see what's available.

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  4. TURN A TRAFFIC CONE INTO SOMETHING MORE

    The traffic safety cone is probably one of the most recognizable items in everyday life. Everyone knows what it means when they see that bright orange triangular shape: Keep away, this is a hazardous or restricted area. Traffic cones are used to mark everything from potholes to spilled liquid, and they’re one of the most ubiquitous ways to identify a hazard in the modern world.

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  5. TIPS FOR SETTING UP YOUR RETAIL STORE FOR PROPER PEOPLE FLOW

    While the popularity of online shopping might make you envision the physical retail environment as a wasteland of boarded up stores, as of this year (2018) 40% of shoppers still make the trek to a brick and mortar store at least once a week, compared to 27% of online shoppers buying with the same frequency. There are still people out there who seek the instant gratification of paying for and receiving an item immediately, as well as being able to inspect it before purchasing. Plus, it's always nice to support local business. So don't count retail out yet!

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  6. SPOOKY CROWD CONTROL IDEAS FOR HALLOWEEN SAFETY

    HALLOWEEN CROWD CONTROL

    Halloween is coming up, so it’s not too early to start thinking about how best to decorate any Halloween events you might be hosting, particularly if you’re anticipating large crowds. We’ve got some tips to make your event safe and organized while still keeping the Halloween theme intact.

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  7. VARIATIONS ON THE BELT BARRIER

    DIFFERENT STYLES OF RETRACTABLE BELT BARRIER

     

    We’ve talked a lot about the ubiquitous, tried-and-true retractable belt barrier stanchion and what makes it the go-to choice for pedestrian crowd and queue control. But not all belt barriers are the same; there’s actually quite a bit of variety in the retractable belt world. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the different styles of belt barrier stanchion and what they’re used for.

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  8. TRAFFIC SAFETY BARRICADES

    Traffic safety barricades are barriers that often denote a construction or work zone, and are often seen in areas that will see frequent vehicle traffic. Thus, they are often designed to fold flat upon impact, or otherwise handle being hit by cars without being sufficiently damaged. These barricades typically feature reflective striping panels, in order to be easily seen. The purpose of these barricades is not to physically stop a vehicle from entering an area, but to provide a highly visible marker to let traffic know to be on high alert.

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  9. OPTIMIZING YOUR RETAIL SPACE TO INCREASE YOUR BOTTOM LINE

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    The retail industry is all about sales. Your bottom line is always a consideration, and the goal each day is to meet and hopefully surpass monetary goals. There are many things you can do to boost your sales, and a lot of it has to do with maximizing your space, making sure you are operating efficiently, and making the most of each sale by adding on last minute and complimentary items. Read more...
  10. HOW TO SET UP AND PLAN A PARKING LOT

    SETTING UP A PARKING LOT

    We love our cars. Getting us from Point A to Point B at a speed that’s quicker than walking or bicycling -- but not quite as fast as hurtling through the skies in a metal tube -- is something many people take for granted. Another thing people take for granted is that, once they reach the fabled “Point B”, there’s going to be adequate parking for the 2 ton hunk of metal they arrived in.

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